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Bookbinding courses, classes and workshops across the UK, teaching the centuries old craft of neatly binding pages into books using a variety of techniques. Learn bookbinding with experienced tutors and learn the methods of folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners of book binding may progress onto threading and using a variety of backing materials to cover the books. Would you like to learn how to create and bind your own books? Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert tuition as well as like-minded company.

£75
West Sussex - Next course on 10th November 2018
Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals from upcycled leather. Great to record your latest masterpiece, or just to doodle. There will a maximum of three people and it is suitable for complete beginners. Start by folding paper to make the sections for your book and then choose your cover from a range of upcycled leather. The paper sections are sewn into the leather with a distinctive 'Long-Stitch' which gives...
£100
somerset
Boundbooks in Frome, Somerset. I have been restoring antiquarian books for archives and booksellers for 10 years. I have a PGCE and a post grad in Arts and Heritage and I have taught at Art Colleges, Schools, Museums and Festivals. If you would like to learn how to make a hand sewn leather bound book please join me on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday. I teach on these days every week. The range of projects...
£80
Hampshire - Next course on 17th November 2018
This is a fun and friendly workshop, suitable for complete beginners. Using upcycled leather we start by making a small (15 x 11cm) 96 page book with an elastic closure. This will introduce you to all the basic bookbinding and leather working techniques. In the afternoon make a larger 120 page journal with a wraparound leather cover which can be designed to take pens or pencils. This book could be closed using a leather tie...
£55
Shropshire
Enjoy an afternoon of Bookbinding in a small friendly class at the Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury. This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those who have a little binding experience. It offers an introduction to bookbinding terminology and techniques using traditional equipment. You will create a unique flat-backed A5 blank notebook, completely from scratch, learning to create sections, endpapers and hand sew pages. Cases will be created in a quarter bound style...
£15
West Sussex - Next course on 1st November 2018
Generally this will always be on the 1st Thursday of the month, but do check as sometimes it may clash with other events which will mean we move the date to another Thursday. If you've lived it, print it! There's nothing like being able to hold a memory in your hands. Scrapbooking combines, paper, ink, embellishments, memorabilia and other items bringing your story to life. Preserving those memories in a quality and style they deserve,...
£220
Norfolk
This is a specialist workshop for all levels of interest. The Tutor for this workshop is internationally known expert Victoria Hall. Victoria has over 30 years experience and knowledge of her subject. She is a fantastic teacher who demonstrates a range of techniques in a sequential way to allow participants to build a stunning portfolio of quite amazing papers. Each participant leaves with the knowledge and skills to make more. We have run this workshop...
£100
Somerset
Learn how to repair antiquarian books and rebind old books in leather or cloth. This is an opportunity for you to acquire the skills to transform your bookshelves and learn a few conservation techniques during the day. Please email me a photo of the book you'd like to work on. The range of projects I have worked on with previous students is diverse so please have a look at the portfolio on my website, it...
£375
Somerset - Next course on 12th April 2019
An introduction to the basics of hand book binding. Using traditional techniques that have barely changed in centuries, we will discover how paper is prepared, then hand-sewn into a single-section pamphlet and a multi-section book. Learn how to prepare a book for covering using traditional methods, but with modern materials, and how to get the best out of your chosen materials. Holiday highlights Prepare your own book using traditional techniques Our professional craft leader will...
£349
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th October 2019
An introduction to the basics of hand book binding. Using traditional techniques that have barely changed in centuries, we will discover how paper is prepared, then hand-sewn into a single-section pamphlet and a multi-section book. Learn how to prepare a book for covering using traditional methods, but with modern materials, and how to get the best out of your chosen materials. Holiday highlights Prepare your own book using traditional techniques Our professional craft leader will...
£482
Suffolk - Next course on 10th December 2018
Four day bookbinding course covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs. Tutor: George Davidson The course emphasises the traditional skills and techniques of hand binding and helps you develop a deeper insight into this rewarding craft, whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Cutting tools, presses and other binding equipment...